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Shopping in Rajasthan: 9 Colourful Markets To Visit & Go On A Shopping Spree

By Tanmayee - May 29, 2020
Open clothes shop in Rajasthan

There aren’t enough superlatives to describe how stunning the city of Rajasthan is. The diverse state, Rajasthan, is located in the northwestern region of India. The land of the Maharajas is home to war-scarred forts, palaces of grandeur, colourful shopping, holy lakes, and flavourful Rajasthani cuisines. Besides this, there are several hidden gems to cover in Rajasthan, that one trip wouldn’t be enough to this state. If you’re travelling to India or if you are planning for a domestic vacation, you need to add Rajasthan to your travel bucket list. 

As there are so many things for you to do in Rajasthan, you might be confused about what to do during your time there. Amongst the myriad of experiences, you shouldn’t miss out in Rajasthan, shopping in Rajasthan is one of them. 

Tourists across the world go gaga over shopping at Rajasthan. Even if you don’t want to shop for anything, you must visit these shopping areas filled with colourful clothes, leather goods, spices, and even royal heritage jewellery. While there are many cities for shopping in Rajasthan, some of the most popular ones are in Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner and Jaisalmer. We’ve listed out some of the famous shopping areas in these cities. So, if you’re planning to visit Rajasthan and want a glimpse of the markets, then the guide below will help you pick and choose from the top places. 

Best places for Shopping in Rajasthan

  • Jaipur
    • Johari Bazar
    • Bapu Bazar
  • Jodhpur
    • Clock Tower Market
    • Nai Sarak
  • Udaipur
    • Bada Bazar
    • Hathi Pol Bazar
  • Jaisalmer
    • Sadar Bazar
  • Bikaner
    • Mahatma Gandhi Road
    • Kote Gate

Jaipur

Pink city of Jaipur
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One of the most popular destinations for shopping in Rajasthan is the Pink-city of Jaipur. Jaipur is a treasure trove for shopaholics. You can find everything from ethnic handlooms to antique jewellery in here. If you’re planning on shopping, make sure to have Jaipur on top of your list. 

1. Johari Bazar

Johari Bazar is home to some of the finest jewellery collections in India. Jaipur is a heaven for jewellery-lovers, and this place, in particular, will definitely pop-out your eyes with its shimmering glitter. You can find handmade jewellery not just made of gold, but other precious and semi-precious stones and gems as well.

Must-buys

Hand-made jewellery

2. Bapu Bazar

If you love shopping for clothes, then you must be at the Bapu Bazar. Located closer to Johari Bazar and the Nehru Bazar, the Bapu Bazar is the perfect place for you to shop Rajasthani handlooms, textiles and accessories under the same roof. The Bazar is so vibrant with its pretty shops, rustic pink-buildings and colourful clothing. The best part about shopping in Rajasthan at this place is that everything is so reasonably priced that you don’t feel guilty for spending later. 

Must-buys

Rajasthani textile and handlooms 

Besides this, Sireh Deori Bazaar, Kishanpol Bazaar and Chandpol Bazaar are some of the other markets that are worth visiting. 

Jodhpur

Blue city of Jodhpur
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Rajasthan is famous for its colourful cities. Just like the Pink-city, the blue-city Jodhpur is equally stunning. Jodhpur is home to beautiful monuments, lively culture and stuff you can’t resist buying. There are so many things for you to buy here, from artefacts to Rajasthani accessories, you’ll find it all in Jodhpur. 

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3.Clock Tower Market

The Clock Tower market is one of the perfect destinations for shopping in Rajasthan. The market is mostly known for selling various kinds of spices. Yet that’s not the only thing you’ll find in here. There are antiques, handicrafts, flavoured-teas, and clothing which are worth buying too. Besides this, you should also visit the iconic landmark – Ghanta Ghar. 

Must-buys

Spices

4. Nai Sarak

When you think of shopping in Rajasthan, the first thing that strikes your mind is the authentic tie and dye fabric print. Your shopping experience will be incomplete if you aren’t taking the signature fabric print of Rajasthan home. You’ll be amazed by the exhibit of the vibrant and colourful local artistry.

Must-buys

Bandhani prints, pagris and leather goods.

Jodhpur offers great shopping experience with its vibrant colours and markets that offer a variety of things that you’ll end up buying. 

These are not the only markets in Jodhpur, there are several others as well.  If you have time, you should pay a visit to Mochi Bazar and Sojati Gate Market. 

Also Read: 15 Tourist Places Near Jodhpur That Are Worth Visiting In Rajasthan

Udaipur

Lakes in Udaipur
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One of the most romantic destinations in India, which will charm you with its breathtaking landscapes, sparkling blue lakes and majestic palaces. But that’s not just it, you can also take a shopping trip too. 

Also Read: 9 Best Weekend Getaways From Udaipur Which Cannot Be Missed

5. Bada Bazar

The Bada Bazar or the big Bazar is the central market of Udaipur. It is home to a myriad of things from authentic Rajasthani textiles to antiques. The place not only had small vendors but also big showrooms as well. And, if you’re hungry after the shopping spree then you’re in the right place. Udaipur has some of the best restaurants where you can relish local food. 

Must-buys

Leather goods, authentic jewellery and bandhani textile

6. Hathi Pol Bazar

Hathi Pol Bazar is an art-lovers paradise. The market is home to Rajasthani handicrafts and ethnic home decor like intricate miniature paintings. If you’re looking to purchase local art and handicrafts, then this would be the ideal place for shopping in Rajasthan. You can get your hands on these beautiful handicrafts at a reasonable price too. 

Must-buys

Authentic Rajasthani miniature paintings

Although these are among the top shopping places in Udaipur, if you’re on a spree, then you must pay a visit to Lake Palace Road and Chetak Circles. 

Jaisalmer

Fort in Jaisalmer
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The golden city of Rajasthan known its golden sand dunes, and yellow sandstone architecture, which gives away an authentic Rajasthani vibe. Besides all this, the city is also known for its colourful shops portraying the local artistry. You’ll be sure to fall in love with local and they definitely deserve praise. Jaisalmer is yet another perfect place for shopping in Rajasthan.

7. Sadar Bazar

You shouldn’t miss out the Sadar Bazar when you’re out shopping in Rajasthan in the city of Jaisalmer. This market lets you buy anything from jewellery, shawls, wooden items or souvenirs and at a wholesale price. So no matter what you’re looking for, you can be sure to find it at the Sadar Bazar.

Must-buys

Jootis, silver ornaments

Jaisalmer will let out the inner shopaholic in you with a wide variety of shopping places available there. Although you get everything at the Sadar Bazar, there are other places which are worth visiting. So, if you have the time, do not miss out on visiting Bhatia Bazar, Sonaron ka Bas and Pansari Bazar. 

Also read: 5 Popular Hill Stations In Rajasthan For A Refreshing Escape From Heat

Bikaner

Rampuria Haveli
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Shopping can get irksome when it’s crowded and cramped. So, if you’re looking to shop someplace quiet and less crowded, then Bikaner is the ideal place for shopping in Rajasthan. This desert city has some really good shopping places and if you get hungry in between your shopping spree, then you must buy the famous Bikaneri bhujia.

8. Mahatma Gandhi Road

Mahatma Gandhi Road is one of the biggest markets in Bikaner, lined with shops selling Rajasthani textiles, leather jootis (mojris), and signature Kundan jewellery. The Bikaneri bhujia can be found here at the station road. 

Must-buys

Textiles, mojris and jewellery

9. Kote Gate

The Kote gate is a bustling market located at the entrance of Bikaner. At the Kote gate, you will not only enjoy shopping in Rajasthan for local arts and handicrafts, but you’ll also enjoy its age-old architecture. Miniature paintings, khadi items, woodcrafts, Bikaneri sweets, and utensils are a speciality of Kote gate. 

Must-buys

Bikaneri sweets, handicrafts and khadi items. 

If you’re planning a vacation to land of the kings, then be sure to go shopping in Rajasthan. This might not be a complete list of shopping places, but these are definitely the ones you shouldn’t miss out on. So, which place will you go for shopping? and if you are still confused on how to plan your itinerary, just reach out to us at www.Pickyourtrail.com to get your customised Rajasthan itinerary.

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